Located in close proximity to the West Lake in Hangzhou, the National Silk Art Museum is a prominent attraction and landmark in the city. It was opened to the public in 1992 and comprises eight separate display halls - the Preface Hall, Folk-custom Hall, Relics Hall, Dyeing and Weaving Hall and the Modern Achievements Hall. With China being the first country in history to be engaged with the production of silk, the National Silk Art Museum reflects the centuries-old silk culture of the country and showcases the history of silk production in China over the years. It can be visited free-of-charge and is presently a popular tourist attraction in the area.
Open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Around 3 – 4 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Preface Hall, Folk-custom Hall, Relics Hall, Dyeing and Weaving Hall and the Modern Achievements Hall
Though designated prayer room facilities at National Silk Art Museum for Muslim travellers will be unavailable, it is possible to visit some of the mosques near National Silk Art Museum in Hangzhou, such as the Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque. The Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque is the main mosque in Hangzhou and is located on the Zhongshan Road.
Finding Halal food near National Silk Art Museum will be difficult. Muslim travellers could visit some of the Halal restaurants in Hangzhou such as the Dongyishun Restaurant, Phoenix Mosque Restaurant and Xianglin Halal Restaurant, which are all popular restaurants in the area. Travellers could also opt for vegetarian or seafood cuisine at some of the local restaurants in Hangzhou.